Guar gum is prebiotic, non-digestible complex carbohydrate that has been extracted from seeds of the guar plant.
What are prebiotics and probiotics you ask? Probiotics are known as the “good” type of bacteria, keeping the body’s digestive system healthy by controlling the growth of harmful bacteria. For good bacteria to survive in the body’s bowel, prebiotic foods act almost like a fertilizer for the good bacteria. Prebiotic foods, such as guar gum, are non-digestible food fibres which when consumed, ferment and produce acids in the lower gut, promoting the growth of beneficial bacteria in the large intestine.
"Good bacteria in the gut is important as 70%
of the body’s serotonin actually resides in the gut,
and not the brain as previously thought"
Good bacteria in the gut is important as 70% of the body’s serotonin actually resides in the gut, and not the brain as previously thought. Serotonin, also known as the happiness molecule, has a strong influence on the body’s mood, with extremely low serotonin levels resulting in starch cravings, low self-esteem, aggressive behavior and depression.
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